By Natalie Chui
Whether you’re lounging on your sofa or hosting a dinner party with friends, the living or dining room is a welcoming place that’s the most social area of your household. Tom Dixon’s Scent Glass Diffuser Water (£85) not only makes a stunning centrepiece for a table, but it also releases a comforting aroma that creates a relaxed, inviting environment. Combining sharp oceanic smells with enrapturing watermelon, ceaderwood and amber musk notes, it evokes a sense of calm into a room. The charcoal stick absorbs, then diffuses the scent, and lasts for up to 12 weeks, which is ideal for the room you’ll be spending most of your time in.
The kitchen is tricky to place a fragrance as it’s filled with an assortment of smells from freshly baked goods to piping hot plates of food. Tom Dixon’s Eclectic London Diffuser (£65) exudes a fresh aroma, which eliminates harsh cooking scents. Inspired by the landscape of London, it captures the spice of the city with notes of black pepper and oud wood, and diffuses into a scent of patchouli and cedarwood, which reflects the city’s leafy greenery. Avoid positioning reed diffusers near windows as heat causes fragrance to evaporate faster.
Citrusy scents are ideal for the bathroom as they create a clean and crisp environment, without overpowering the size of a smaller room. Relax and unwind with Sandy Bay’s Lemongrass & Lime Candle (£25) for the ultimate spa-at-home experience. This candle helps set the scene of a soothing bath with a refreshing aroma of freshly-squeezed lemons, tangy limes, blended on a base of peach and cinnamon scents.
Restful sleeps are essential in the bedroom and botanical scents with musky undertones enrich a tranquil, serene space. Light up this decadent Velvet Peony Candle (£30) from Urban Apothecary for a peaceful night. It floods your room with dreamy notes of blushing rose, ylang-ylang and amberwood, and gives the bed an illuminating glow. Just remember not to place it next to anything that’s flammable, in particular curtains, and to blow the candle out before you drift off to sleep.
For the home office, or any room you work in, look for spicy fragrances as they help to garner concentration and focus. Chase and Wonder’s The Library Luxury Reed Diffuser (£32) captures the rich scents of leather-bound books and mahogany shelves with aromas of rich wood, amber and pomegranate. Depicting the feeling of reading under a warm candlelight, it also looks wonderful perched on top of a desk.